|Michael Moloney - 2M |
Amy Sloss - 2S
In Term One the Year Two students are learning about Water. They will investigate why water is such an important resource and learn about the Water Cycle. Students will also research ways they can implement water saving measures in their homes. Mrs Rogers and Mrs Bates have planned an excursion to the Winneke Water Treatment Plant at Sugar Loaf Reservoir Park on Wednesday 6 March. The excursion involves learning about the treatment process of tap water and an ecological study of a nature reserve which relates to our integrated topic of Water. Later in the term a drama group will visit the school and present a musical performance that relates to saving water and the Water Cycle. The performance is named Cloudia Raindrop.
Continuing the water theme of the term, the Year Two students will start a six day intensive swimming program commencing on Friday 8 February. The sessions will occur on a daily basis and take place in the Senior School swimming pool located in the Glenn Centre.
In Mathematics we will be studying various aspects of Number and Shape. Students will participate in many dice games that involve place value knowledge and a good deal of fun! The Year Two boys will continue to explore number patterns and work towards being able to identify many 2D and 3D shapes. Throughout the entire year boys will be encouraged to use mathematical terms and to think, using clear, logical methods. Open-ended tasks will be introduced and the students will hopefully begin to appreciate there can be more than one answer to a particular problem.
Spelling and Mathematics homework will be given out on a Monday and checked and tested on a Friday. Reading at home should be a part of an everyday routine. In the classroom, boys will read various texts regarding water use and conservation. Picture storybooks will also be read and discussed. Thinking tools that encourage in-depth responses will be utilised.
To conclude the term, students will be asked to write a narrative that traces the life of a single raindrop. Knowledge of the water cycle should be evident in each boy’s story.
Amy Rogers and Megan Bates
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